Jefferson County Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccines in “Fight Flu TN” Event, November 19, 2020

The Jefferson County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special “Fight Flu TN” vaccination event November 19.

“Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family and others in our community from the flu,” said Sherrie Montgomery, County Health Department Director. ”The flu can make you very sick, keep you away from work, school and other activities, put you in the hospital or even take your life. We urge everyone in Jefferson County who hasn’t received a flu shot yet to get one now, and this event is a great time to do it.”

The Jefferson County Health Department will provide flu shots November 19 at no cost to anyone who wishes to receive one as a drive through event at the health department, from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM. “Getting a flu shot will never be more convenient because it does not even require getting out of the car,” said Montgomery.

The Jefferson County Health Department recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone ages six months and older. The flu vaccine is especially important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults over age 50 and those with chronic medical conditions. The flu shot remains the best protection against influenza.

For more information about the flu and getting a flu vaccine, contact your health care provider, call the Jefferson County Health Department at 865-397-3930, press “0” or visit

Source: Sherrie Montgomery/PH County Director 3, Hamblen & Jefferson County Health Departments